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Hello Gerda

Firstly, none of us is a sinner.

Sin is a Judeo-Christian doctrine, made up by early theologians and a concept adopted by some other later Abrahamic religions such as Islam. There is absolutely no justification for choosing this relatively recent religion, its beliefs and traditions and posing a question through its narrow lens though it is perfectly understandable why you have done. You only ask this question because of the place on Earth and time in history into which you have been born and raised.

Had you been born into a culture where Zen Buddhism is practised, where the concept of sin does not exist (though there are five crimes a person is advised never to commit), such a thought may never have entered your head.

Had you been born in Ancient Greece 3,000 years ago you might have couched your ideas in terms of morality - but not sin.

Had you been born in Ancient Egypt 1,500 BCE where acts were discussed in terms of wickedness or cruelty, you would have expressed your question in terms of a violation of law - but not sin.

It is only because you are born into a part of the world where this idea has been promulgated for two millennia that you think to pose such a question.

Matt

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Why are we all sinners? 674 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 09:11
Re: Why are we all sinners? 127 Naveen 05-Jul-20 11:50
Re: Why are we all sinners? 116 Susan Doris 05-Jul-20 13:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 118 Itatw70s 05-Jul-20 20:46
Light, life, love 102 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 22:39
Re: Light, life, love 99 Itatw70s 05-Jul-20 23:16
Sinners? 102 grangram 06-Jul-20 06:07
Re: Why are we all sinners? 93 Itatw70s 17-Jul-20 00:15
The snake told the Truth 102 Eddie Larry 05-Jul-20 13:58
Re: The snake told the Truth 93 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 14:50
Re: Why are we all sinners? 97 drrayeye 05-Jul-20 14:32
Re: Why are we all sinners? 92 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 15:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 99 drrayeye 05-Jul-20 16:09
Re: Why are we all sinners? 109 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 22:32
Re: Why are we all sinners? 99 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 05:40
Re: Why are we all sinners? 87 greengirl5 06-Jul-20 07:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 114 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 09:48
Abstract analyses vs. individual reality 91 drrayeye 06-Jul-20 20:23
Re: Abstract analyses vs. individual reality 92 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 23:06
Your question 91 drrayeye 07-Jul-20 05:09
Re: Your question 96 Susan Doris 07-Jul-20 05:45
Re: Your question 90 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-20 00:29
Re: Your question 84 Susan Doris 24-Jul-20 04:58
Many variants 83 greengirl5 24-Jul-20 08:46
[quote]Why do most people think it is wrong to steal? Probably because they can imagine how annoyed and inconvenienced they would be if they got burgled. [/quote]If survival is at stake, and food supply is scarce, then taking, if they can, the food anothe 94 Susan Doris 24-Jul-20 12:50
Re: [quote]Why do most people think it is wrong to steal? Probably because they can imagine how annoyed and inconvenienced they would be if they got burgled. [/quote]If survival is at stake, and food supply is scarce, then taking, if they can, the food an 87 Itatw70s 25-Jul-20 22:14
IF food were scarce then we weigh in as survival of the fittest. We are not so noble if we don't have food, the basic neccessity. 60 Itatw70s 04-Sep-20 18:49
Re: IF food were scarce then we weigh in as survival of the fittest. We are not so noble if we don't have food, the basic neccessity. 64 Susan Doris 05-Sep-20 04:55
Re: [quote]Why do most people think it is wrong to steal? Probably because they can imagine how annoyed and inconvenienced they would be if they got burgled. [/quote]If survival is at stake, and food supply is scarce, then taking, if they can, the food an 63 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 14:40
Re: Your question 87 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-20 15:40
Re: Your question 94 Itatw70s 25-Jul-20 22:23
Re: Your question 67 Eddie Larry 03-Sep-20 23:07
Re: Your question 78 Itatw70s 25-Jul-20 22:08
Wrong-doing 92 greengirl5 06-Jul-20 21:55
Re: Wrong-doing 95 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-20 22:27
Re: Wrong-doing 97 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 23:25
Re: Wrong-doing 110 greengirl5 07-Jul-20 06:30
Re: Why are we all sinners? 113 Susan Doris 05-Jul-20 17:05
What difference does it make? 104 drrayeye 06-Jul-20 01:14
Re: What difference does it make? 89 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 05:49
Re: Why are we all sinners? 78 Itatw70s 20-Jul-20 17:59
Re: Why are we all sinners? 103 PB Bytes 05-Jul-20 16:36
Re: Why are we all sinners? 90 Eddie Larry 05-Jul-20 18:07
Re: Why are we all sinners? 94 PB Bytes 05-Jul-20 18:17
Re: Why are we all sinners? 96 Eddie Larry 05-Jul-20 18:21
Re: Why are we all sinners? 91 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 23:18
Re: Why are we all sinners? 93 Eddie Larry 05-Jul-20 23:57
Re: Why are we all sinners? 89 greengirl5 06-Jul-20 02:56
Re: Why are we all sinners? 91 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 07:27
Re: Why are we all sinners? 89 greengirl5 06-Jul-20 22:41
Re: Why are we all sinners? 109 eyeofhorus33 14-Jul-20 06:56
Re: Why are we all sinners? 88 PB Bytes 19-Jul-20 16:18
G. F. Handel would Disagree 91 drrayeye 19-Jul-20 22:02
Re: G. F. Handel would Disagree 89 PB Bytes 19-Jul-20 22:36
Modern update 90 drrayeye 20-Jul-20 03:26
Modern junk....... 65 Itatw70s 04-Sep-20 23:18
Re: Why are we all sinners? 87 Susan Doris 20-Jul-20 04:57
I know why we are all sinners! 90 greengirl5 20-Jul-20 10:04
Re: I know why we are all sinners! 90 Itatw70s 20-Jul-20 18:37
Re: Why are we all sinners? 52 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 18:49
Re: Why are we all sinners? 105 eli stills 12-Jul-20 22:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 115 eyeofhorus33 14-Jul-20 06:52
Re: Why are we all sinners? 92 Susan Doris 14-Jul-20 08:11
Re: Why are we all sinners? 93 grangram 14-Jul-20 09:44
Re: Why are we all sinners? 95 Susan Doris 14-Jul-20 09:50
Re: Why are we all sinners? 88 Eddie Larry 14-Jul-20 14:26
Re: Why are we all sinners? 94 PB Bytes 14-Jul-20 14:29
Re: Why are we all sinners? 101 Susan Doris 14-Jul-20 15:28
Re: Why are we all sinners? 101 PB Bytes 14-Jul-20 16:31
Re: Why are we all sinners? 108 eyeofhorus33 16-Jul-20 10:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 97 Susan Doris 16-Jul-20 10:20
It's a sin to tell a lie 94 drrayeye 16-Jul-20 19:35
Re: It's a sin to tell a lie 92 Itatw70s 17-Jul-20 23:12
Re: Why are we all sinners? 86 PB Bytes 19-Jul-20 17:25
Why you are all sinners, but I am not! 94 greengirl5 15-Jul-20 03:42
I knew lots about sin 88 drrayeye 15-Jul-20 08:45
Re: I knew lots about sin 102 Susan Doris 15-Jul-20 09:02
Re: I knew lots about sin 89 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 13:15
Re: I knew lots about sin 87 grangram 18-Jul-20 14:14
Re: I knew lots about sin 84 Susan Doris 18-Jul-20 15:19
The Ground of Being 84 grangram 18-Jul-20 17:28
Re: I knew lots about sin 83 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 21:08
Re: I knew lots about sin 81 Susan Doris 18-Jul-20 15:14
You've got it backwards 80 drrayeye 18-Jul-20 16:58
Re: You've got it backwards 85 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 21:44
Re: You've got it backwards 86 Susan Doris 19-Jul-20 04:43
Re: You've got it backwards 85 drrayeye 19-Jul-20 06:27
Re: I knew lots about sin 88 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 21:33
You can answer your own questions 86 drrayeye 18-Jul-20 17:10
Re: Why are we all sinners? 110 eyeofhorus33 16-Jul-20 10:02
Re: Why are we all sinners? 97 greengirl5 15-Jul-20 03:24
Re: Why are we all sinners? 106 eyeofhorus33 16-Jul-20 10:12
Re: Why are we all sinners? 112 grangram 18-Jul-20 05:41
Re: Why are we all sinners? 90 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 21:55
Re: Why are we all sinners? 59 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 20:06
Re: Why are we all sinners? 88 Susan Doris 17-Jul-20 09:24
For something you don't believe exists 89 drrayeye 17-Jul-20 10:46
Re: For something you don't believe exists 94 Susan Doris 17-Jul-20 12:37
Re: For something you don't believe exists 86 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 01:18
Re: For something you don't believe exists 89 Susan Doris 18-Jul-20 05:01
Re: For something you don't believe exists 88 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 05:08
Re: For something you don't believe exists 92 Susan Doris 18-Jul-20 07:18
Re: For something you don't believe exists 86 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 14:14
Re: Why are we all graciously Cared For? 99 Itatw70s 17-Jul-20 21:15
Happy endings 89 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 01:24
Re: Happy endings 83 grangram 18-Jul-20 05:23
Fat chance 93 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 01:14
Sin 91 drrayeye 18-Jul-20 17:52
And now-Hope!!! 91 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 22:07
Sin, nastiness, judging 88 greengirl5 19-Jul-20 00:01
Mostly a sweetheart 87 drrayeye 19-Jul-20 02:51
Re: Mostly a sweetheart 85 greengirl5 19-Jul-20 04:15
Re: Mostly a sweetheart 84 drrayeye 19-Jul-20 05:39
Re: Mostly a sweetheart 72 Itatw70s 04-Sep-20 23:32
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 84 Itatw70s 23-Jul-20 01:04
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 86 greengirl5 23-Jul-20 03:11
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 88 Itatw70s 23-Jul-20 23:22
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 83 grangram 29-Jul-20 13:26
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 108 Itatw70s 29-Jul-20 16:04
Re: Why are we all sinners? 101 eyeofhorus33 19-Jul-20 15:46
Re: Why are we all sinners? 95 Susan Doris 19-Jul-20 15:52
Re: Why are we all sinners? 104 eyeofhorus33 19-Jul-20 15:57
Why are we NOT sinners, but consciousness? 93 greengirl5 19-Jul-20 23:25
Einstein and the Poet 86 grangram 20-Jul-20 04:18
Re: Einstein and the Poet 88 greengirl5 20-Jul-20 09:55
Re: Why are we NOT sinners, but consciousness? 89 Eddie Larry 21-Jul-20 16:10
Re: Why are we NOT sinners, but consciousness? 88 Itatw70s 21-Jul-20 16:49
Consciousness precedes and supercedes any notion of sin. 68 Itatw70s 07-Sep-20 23:32
Re: Consciousness precedes and supercedes any notion of sin. 75 Susan Doris 08-Sep-20 05:28
Re: Consciousness precedes and supercedes any notion of sin. 62 Itatw70s 10-Sep-20 16:59
Re: Consciousness precedes and supercedes any notion of sin. 50 Itatw70s 13-Sep-20 19:13
The Physical Reality is composed of 99,99999% emptiness 81 grangram 11-Sep-20 00:10
Re: The Physical Reality is composed of 99,99999% emptiness 62 Susan Doris 11-Sep-20 05:05
Re: The Physical Reality is composed of 99,99999% emptiness 72 Itatw70s 13-Sep-20 19:30
Re: Why are we all sinners? 103 Itatw70s 20-Jul-20 20:07
Re: Why are we all sinners? 85 Susan Doris 21-Jul-20 14:30
Re: Why are we all sinners? 79 Itatw70s 21-Jul-20 16:01
Re: Why are we all sinners? 84 Eddie Larry 21-Jul-20 16:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 101 Susan Doris 21-Jul-20 17:11
Re: Why are we all sinners? 89 Eddie Larry 22-Jul-20 14:20
Re: Why are we all sinners? 70 Redblade 03-Sep-20 12:48
Re: Why are we all sinners? 63 Itatw70s 03-Sep-20 16:58
To miss the mark 101 grangram 03-Sep-20 18:32
Re: To miss the mark 72 greengirl5 03-Sep-20 23:53
Early history 75 grangram 04-Sep-20 07:00
Re: Early history 2 62 grangram 04-Sep-20 09:22
Re: Early history 2 58 greengirl5 04-Sep-20 12:44
Re: Early history 65 Susan Doris 04-Sep-20 13:55
Oh Susan 65 grangram 05-Sep-20 09:45
Re: Oh Susan 62 Susan Doris 05-Sep-20 13:16
Re: Early history 64 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-20 22:55
Re: Early history 69 grangram 05-Sep-20 08:47
Re: To miss the mark 75 Glass Jigsaw 04-Sep-20 14:50
About Jesus 66 greengirl5 05-Sep-20 01:28
Re: About Jesus 71 Susan Doris 05-Sep-20 05:12
Re: About Jesus 69 greengirl5 05-Sep-20 09:17
Re: About Jesus 62 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-20 15:55
Re: About Jesus 73 Glass Jigsaw 05-Sep-20 16:41
Re: About Jesus 59 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-20 19:31
Re: About Jesus 59 Susan Doris 05-Sep-20 17:20
The Christian way 55 drrayeye 05-Sep-20 19:49
To mind my own business... 56 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 23:15
To make an observation of choices of thought.... 70 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 23:27
Re: Why are we all sinners? 84 Bewildered 20-Sep-20 23:42
Re: Why are we all sinners? 102 Susan Doris 21-Sep-20 05:39


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